The Reserve on the East River Parcel 24

The Reserve on the East River Parcel 24

Gunnison County Colorado
The Reserve on the East River Parcel 24
ID: 40438
Status: Available
Price: $1,550,000
Acres: 35±
Price Per Acre: $44,286
City, State: Crested Butte, Colorado
County: Gunnison County
ZIP Code: 81224
Presented By: Blayne St. James

Property Description

The Reserve on The East River Parcel 24 is located South of Crested Butte, Colorado. This beautiful mountain property exists in an area that offers a private two-mile stretch of world-class fly-fishing. The walk along the East River, which boasts of its abundance in trophy Rainbow and Brown Trout, is calm and peaceful. The 35+/- acre parcel is nestled at the base of the Red Mountain with captivating views of the Whetstone and Teocalli mountains, which tower over 13,000 ft. Surrounded by rich vegetation and foliage, you will find an abundance of spruce, aspen and open meadows full of wildflowers. The parcel has made improvements with a grated rock drive, utilities, and a well so you can make this your dream home or the perfect place to escape! Strategically placed are the homestead sites to maximize your privacy within the shard ranch community. 

The rich unspoiled forest that surrounds the community offers more than spectacular views. The community has 2 trout ponds, camping, cross country skiing, hunting opportunities, and approximately 8 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, horse-back riding, etc. The property is in GMU 54 (with over-the-counter Elk tags and high success draw rates for Mule Deer tags), and Parcel 24 gives direct access to the 1 million acres of Gunnison National Forest which has otherwise difficult public access (the closest public access is miles away on foot).

The ranch community development, known as The Reserve on the East River, has 24 luxury homesites located among 1,500+/- acres of immaculate mountain wilderness. The Reserve has a 643+/- Conservation Easement that prohibits development to prevent overcrowding of the area and to keep the area private and provide a rare and idyllic experience. For the horse admirer, the facility has on-site equestrian facilities with the option to board. The ranch offers full-time property management. You or your guests may book a room(s) at the main lodge (3 Bed/3 Bath), and/or rent out the entire guest house (3 Bed/3 Bath) to themselves.  A great option for guests who want to come visit and enjoy all the amenities of the private community!

While the property offers a secluded tranquility within nature, the amenities of the town of Crested Butte are only 10 minutes away. The charming town of Crested Butte offers an iconic historic district that holds a multitude of restaurants, shopping, performing arts, festivals, and access to summer and winter activities including golf, rafting, skiing, and snowboarding. The Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport is only 30 minutes away with both commercial airline and general aviation flights.  Come build your dream home and enjoy true mountain living with year-round access!


  • 35± deeded acres
  • Ideal building site
  • Beautiful mountain property
  • View of surrounding mountains and the valley
  • Well and utilities
  • Year round maintained road
  • Pines trees, Aspens and native grasses
  • Small pond
  • Direct access to Gunnison National Forest (nearest public access is miles away)
  • Hunting and shooting is allowed on bordering Gunnison National Forest


  • 1500± private acres
  • Full time property management
  • Access to a 2 mile private stretch of East River
  • Access to multiple private ponds (with trout)
  • Main Lodge (3 Bed/3 Bath) can be rented (individual rooms or entire lodge; laundry available)
  • Guest House (3 Bed/3 Bath) with laundry can be rented as a whole.
  • Conservation Easement to limit development
  • Horse stalls
  • Hiking trails
  • No hunting nor shooting allowed on The Reserve on the East River



Crested Butte is a premier mountain destination in north-central Gunnison County, 28 miles north of Gunnison, Colorado. The Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport serves the valley and nearby Crested Butte with both commercial airline and general aviation flights. Summertime in the Crested Butte basin offers mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and kayaking, four-wheeling, and disc golf.  There are festivals and parades throughout the year, with lots of shopping locations and fine dining restaurants (with plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy the mountain air).  Crested Butte is known as the wildflower capital of Colorado, and the area is very well known for its fall big game hunting in the nearby Gunnison National Forest.

The primary winter activity in Crested Butte is skiing or snowboarding at nearby Crested Butte Mountain Resort.  Backcountry skiing in the surrounding mountains is some of the best in Colorado. The mountain, Crested Butte, rises to 12,162 feet above sea level. The town of Crested Butte has a Nordic Center with an ice-skating rink and many miles of groomed cross-country skiing trails.



Pick from a variety of foods from local farm to table fine dining restaurants, as well as international to all American cuisine. Craft brewed beer, award winning locally distilled rum, coffee beans freshly roasted in town, and organic juice smoothies of every variety. All of these are available within walking, biking, or a quick shuttle ride's distance in town. Almost every restaurant and bar are independently owned and operated.



  • Crested Butte (10 minutes)
  • Gunnison (30 minutes)
  • Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (Direct flights from DIA, Dallas and Houston)
  • Denver International Airport (4:45)
  • Colorado Springs (3:40)

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